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Level up your hosting game with these bar cart essentials

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by Sarah Gill
18th Nov 2023

From cocktail shakers and champagne coupes to the bar cart itself, here are some essential items every at-home bar needs…

Maraschino cherries, bitters and garnishes, you can fool your guests into thinking you’re a cocktail connoisseur with all the paraphernalia required to create a mixed drink worthy of any five-star bar.

If you want to really set yourself apart from the Smirnoff and 7-Up set-up of years gone by, try making your own homemade sugar syrup and decanting it into a glass bottle. Equal parts sugar to water, it doesn’t take much to impress!

Naturally, having a healthy selection of booze is an absolute essential when pulling together your own at-home bar. Tequila and triple sec, vermouth and ice cold vodka, it’s really dealer’s choice! 

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